Killboard wrote:Jedzz wrote:wildvikeswolves wrote:
Culver at least has a past history of of being a good 3 point shooter his freshman year shooting 38%
Yes that is nice to know it's possible. I personally wouldn't have drafted anyone that hasn't already shown an ability to get over .400 given our shooting needs. But 38% one of his years does show something. Picked at our original #11 spot (supposedly a reach) was Cameron Johnson with a college line of 56/46/82 last year. He averaged 40.5 percent from 3 in college slipping to as low as .341 in one year to highs of .415 and .457 in other years. Shows there was inconsistency during his college development, but his final year was his highest. Contrast with Culver's final season last year of 53/30/70, or the freshman year of 51/38/65. Johnson obviously had more years to develop and showed a lot of improvement over his time. Free Throw shooting might be a concern from Culver if he can't get that into 80s. Hoping he can.
I'm just going to wait for games and to see someone guarding him. I think all these practice sessions like this should be followed with a string of guarded shots in practice. Would be great to see both.
I think there is an opportunity for instance with the Wolves now, they have Okogie. Use Okogie in practice to really pressure these guys on shots. Practice closer to how you'll play. Would be great to see multiple Wolves players with an improved shot consistency for once.
Johnson is a very good shooter. He is 23 YO though and had an average USG% of 19.6 in college.
Culver was at 32.2% last season. Not really comparable how they created their shots:
44.9% of Culver 3pt attempts last season were unassisted.
7.3% of Cam Johnson 3pt attemps last season were unassisted.
Culver freshman season only 3.6% of his 3's were unassisted and averaged 38%.
All good points, I see what you are saying. The unassisted difference between both Culver's seasons and it seems to back the thought.
He only had the two seasons and Cameron had more and needed them to imrpove from his first. Still would have liked to see Culverreach .400 in college. It's not like it's going to get easier now. Although yeah, maybe he won't be doing it by himself so much now. That's a big maybe here though. Still might need him to. Also doesn't explain his FT shooting peaking at 70% in college.
I just don't know why we refuse to reward a real top shelf college shooter where there is less left to hope with a place on this team. The need is so real most games it hurts to watch at times. A one trick pony carnival shooter can learn to do other helpful things easier than some of these guys can learn to shoot better.